EFSI and the Trans-European Transport Network

28-05-2015

The economic and financial crisis curbed investments in the EU by about 15% compared to 2007 levels, putting achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy targets at risk. As a remedy, the European Commission put forward 'An Investment Plan for Europe', proposing to mobilise at least €315 billion in additional investment over the next three years, better match initiatives to the needs of the real economy and remove investment barriers. To implement the plan, the Commission tabled a legislative proposal in January 2015 to create a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which opened a debate on financing EU infrastructure networks.

The economic and financial crisis curbed investments in the EU by about 15% compared to 2007 levels, putting achievement of the Europe 2020 Strategy targets at risk. As a remedy, the European Commission put forward 'An Investment Plan for Europe', proposing to mobilise at least €315 billion in additional investment over the next three years, better match initiatives to the needs of the real economy and remove investment barriers. To implement the plan, the Commission tabled a legislative proposal in January 2015 to create a European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which opened a debate on financing EU infrastructure networks.